Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) is dedicated to identifying and assisting those most in need in greater Boston. The non-profit group also maintains strong ties with Israel and inspires youth in the Jewish community to embrace Jewish life. In operation since 1895, CJP assists social service agencies, day schools and other education programs, and synagogues, both locally and in Israel.
In addition, CJP helps individuals and families who are struggling to make ends meet. The organization is dedicated to service, and in order to be of the most help, it enlists groups of volunteers to identify underserved people and organizations throughout the many neighborhoods of Boston’s metropolitan area. Using a democratic process of committee meetings and discussion, the group divides funds responsibly and is constantly improving its efforts. In fiscal year 2013, CJP will be allocating nearly $50 million into worthy causes.
To learn more or to donate to CJP, visit www.cjp.org.
About the Author: Collaborating with charitable organizations, Marco Bitran is focused on developing housing for underserved families. Mr. Bitran donates to CJP and other charities.